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Designer’s Guide to Mens Linen Shirts

When deciding on the style for men’s linen shirts, we are looking at a new breed of male!Mens linen shirts in khaki is a trendy new colour.

No longer content with the one style suits all, when searching for mens linen shirts, Australia has voiced their opinions loud and clear.

Although the males that I’ve come across while searching for mens linen shirts appear nonchalant, often it is their accompanying counterpart that says ‘yes’ or ‘no’, when it comes decision time.

Whereas the male will choose the colour, try it on and often if it fits well the deal is done.  They rarely look in the mirror!

A selection of Linen Shirts can be found Here

There is a lot to love about Mens Linen Shirts in Australia

If you haven’t worn a linen shirt yet, I will do my best to convey the benefits to you!

What you will notice and enjoy about wearing a quality linen shirt is how you won’t feel clammy and sticky.

While we can’t alter the hot humid temperature Australia offers in the summer, you can feel comfortable in your mens linen shirts knowing the linen absorbs the moisture, and allows the air to circulate between your body and the linen shirt.

My partner always wears a linen shirt on long haul flights, noticing he arrives at the destination odour free and relatively still fresh!

Once you’ve worn one, you will want one in every shade!

When it comes down to detail, it can be the smallest part of the design that comes between man and shirt!  Some like a front pocket, while for others it’s a deal breaker.

The size of the collar can also be a deciding factor.  In our shirts we put the softest interfacing, so the collar keeps its shape for the life of the shirt.

Not forgetting the importance of a good cuff design in Mens Linen Shirts

Cuffs and shirt length is important design detail in mens linen shirts.One interesting detail we came across when designing our mens linen shirts is that the cuff was an important but sometimes overlooked design flaw that needed redesigning.

The reasons for having 2 buttons on the cuffs are:

  • Mens wrist sizes vary quite a lot especially in sizes from large and above to 3xl
  • Whatever wrist the watch is worn on normally requires a bit more room to enable the button to be fastened over the watch
  • Most of the males prefer to have the cuff unbuttoned to roll the sleeves up at least twice over.  If the cuff is too small, even undone it will be too tight on the forearm when rolled up.

Mens linen shirts - Australia likes a longer length

Mens linen shirts are a comfortable fit in Australia.If you are traditional male from country Australia, most of you still appreciate the shirt to be tucked in and finished off with a smart leather belt.  For those that prefer to wear it out over the pants, if the length of the shirt is not right the shirt will look odd.

Most of our linen shirt range are slightly curved at the side and dip slightly longer at the back.

Our mens linen shirts range in size from small up to 3xl.  This is where it can get difficult to get the length right, especially when the male has an extra wide girth but narrow shoulders or they are 6ft 5 but very slim build.

Our mens linen shirts are a slightly relaxed fit, as linen should be and this seems to get around the issue as they can be worn buttoned or unbuttoned with a white t shirt underneath.

When Deciding on Mens Linen Shirts Australia Prefers Two Colours

It is debatable whether white is a colour, but when selecting mens linen shirts white is the most popular choice.  We made our long sleeve button up with a few variances to add a bit of variety.  One of our originals had a neutral light tan linen strip down the centre and inside the collar.

We found that men either loved it or disliked it completely.  Another option we tried was light coloured wooden buttons which was popular and changed the whole look of the shirt.

In production we also noticed each batch of white fabric had the ability to be a different shade of white, which quickly became apparent when an order was received. It was a constant battle to have ‘crisp, white mens linen shirts, requesting whiter than white regularly.

The other colour that was predominately chosen from our mens linen shirts was light blue which we paired with wood look buttons.  Light blue is one colour that suits most men.

So, these 2 colours will always be a staple item in our mens linen shirts collection.

Get the look @ https://tusklinen.com.au/product-category/menswear/